Haven Gillespie

James Lamont Gillespie (February 6, 1888 – March 14, 1975) pen name Haven Gillespie, was an American Tin Pan Alley composer and lyricist. He was the writer of "You Go to My Head", "Honey", "By the Sycamore Tree", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Breezin' Along With The Breeze", "Right or Wrong," "Beautiful Love", "Drifting and Dreaming", and "Louisiana Fairy Tale" (Fats Waller's recording of which was used as the first theme song in the PBS Production of This Old House), each song in collaboration with other people such as Beasley Smith, Ervin R. Schmidt, Richard A. Whiting, Wayne King, and Loyal Curtis. He also wrote the seasonal standard "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6th, 1888 (Covington), Died March 14th, 1975 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023225 10-in. 5/13/1938 It's the little things that count Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023289 10-in. 5/26/1938 It's the little things that count Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023489 10-in. 6/10/1938 Dream dust Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023760 10-in. 7/1/1938 There's honey on the moon tonight Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026645 10-in. 8/25/1938 You go to my head Carlotta Dale ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-031242 10-in. 1/6/1939 Let's stop the clock Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-031882 10-in. 2/2/1939 Let's stop the clock Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037125 10-in. 5/17/1939 Breezin' along with the breeze Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-051551 10-in. 6/24/1940 You go to my head (Theme song of Mitchell Ayres) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-061752 10-in. 10/24/1941 Santa Claus is comin' to town Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Four King Sisters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-067785 10-in. 9/11/1941 Honey Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068675 10-in. 12/18/1941 Seeing you again did me no good Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068773 10-in. 12/30/1941 Seeing you again did me no good Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor E0VB-5503 10-in. 8/21/1950 Santa Claus is coming to town Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 78425 10-in. 5/15/1919 I'm getting tired of playing second fiddle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79697 10-in. 4/1/1921 Some little bird Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80727 10-in. 12/6/1922 I'm just a little blue (For you) Charles Hart ; Esther Nelson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81453 10-in. 1/3/1924 You're in Kentucky sure as you're born Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81948 10-in. 8/21/1924 That's Georgia Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W141655 10-in. 2/10/1926 Blinky Moon Bay Paul Ash Orchestra ; Milton Watson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142355 10-in. 6/29/1926 Breezin' along with the breeze Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with ukulele songwriter  
Columbia 142366 10-in. 7/6/1926 Breezin' along with the breeze WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 142390 10-in. 7/13/1926 Breezin' along with the breeze The Harmonizers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W143521 10-in. 2/24/1927 Down Kentucky way Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Columbia W144751 10-in. 10/12/1927 Right or wrong Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio, with vocal (Hawaiian) lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

Gillespie, Haven. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.

"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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